If your going to be moving to Portland here are some of our favorite things to do in this spectacular city!
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
This mile-long park — named for a former Oregonian governor — stretches along the Willamette River in Downtown Portland, with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. And because of its location, the Tom McCall Waterfront Park hosts many of Portland’s special events, including the ever-popular Oregon Brewers Festival and the rowdy Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. It’s also the perfect spot for a picnic or an afternoon stroll.
Home to notable landscaping feats as the Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden, as well as a number of family-friendly attractions like the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Children’s Museum, this great, green space offers enough activities to easily fill a day. Just make sure you save plenty of time so you can stroll down one of the many shady paths, which are often decorated with flower displays and fountains.
Portland Saturday Market
If you’re into exotic foods or are in search of a unique souvenir, the Portland Saturday Market — the largest open-air craft market in North America — is the place to look. You will come across several hundred local craftsmen set up shop in the historic Old Town District. You can checkout out their art, clothing, toys and pet supplies manufactured from every material imaginable. After you’ve had your fill of shopping, satisfy your appetite at one of the many food booths, which serve everything from Nepalese to Polish cuisine.